Wither by Lauren DeStefano Creative Writing Contest


As we kick off our April Book of the Month feature on Wither by Lauren DeStefano, we also kick off a new writing contest! So keep reading for details …

The Contest:

Put on your creative writing caps, my friends! This month’s writing contest is all about fiction! Yes, we want you to write a Wither-inspired short story!

In Wither, teen girls are often kidnapped and sold into polygamous marriages for the sake of bearing children. So image you’ve been thrust into such a situation. How would you react? Would you try to escape, and risk certain death? Would you quietly rebel? Would you fall in love with your husband? What can YOU think up for such a situation?

And in the world of Wither, girls only live until age 20, and guys only live until age 25 … so consider that food for thought as you get writing.

Fill out the Novel Novice Wither Writing Contest Entry Form, include the important info & your short story for a chance to win!

AND … author Lauren DeStefano is going to help choose the winners!!

The Prizes:

Three (3) winners will each receive a Wither prize pack, including a finished copy of Wither and a few other surprise goodies — courtesy of Simon & Schuster!

The Rules:

  • U.S. Only
  • Please use proper spelling & grammar
  • Entries should be 250-500 words
  • Use the entry form
  • One entry per person

The Deadline:

All entries are due by midnight (PT) on Saturday, April 30th.

Questions? Leave ’em in the comments & we’ll reply!

10 thoughts on “Wither by Lauren DeStefano Creative Writing Contest

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  1. This is so cool!! I already entered my story!! Now I’m so anxious!! 😀 Can’t wait to find out who wins!! *fingers crossed* 🙂

    1. It doesn’t have to be YOU, per se, but it should be written in first person based on the scenario suggested above.

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